05 Jun 2018

Vehicle safety specialists, Sentinel Systems, continue to work with RVS to install safety camera and recording devices onto their vehicles.

Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) is the UK’s leading provider of complete refuse vehicle solutions and offers brand new, remanufactured, quality used and a hire fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles. RVS has more than 100 years combined experience and provides a service that goes above and beyond customer expectations.

To complement the quality of its modern hire fleet and contract hire vehicle offerings, RVS decided to work with Sentinel Systems to install rear, forward and side-scan cameras and Sentinel’s LED cyclist warning sign onto more than 20 vehicles to offer drivers a clear view of the vehicle’s blind spot. The four cameras are connected to an in-cab monitor and record for up to 30 days, allowing RVS and its customers to use the footage to deal with any incidents.

Spencer Law, Managing Director at RVS commented, “As the UK’s leading dedicated provider of refuse and recycling solutions, we know how important it is for our customers to have safety equipment as part of their vehicles. Sentinel offers a full range of camera systems to suit refuse and recycling vehicles and other HGV markets which is such a help for the drivers who have to drive in congested areas.”

He continued, “We decided to install safety cameras for a number of reasons, the main one being driver protection. Installing cameras assists in identifying, and helping to reduce any potential risks posed by other road users and provides evidence should a vehicle be involved in an incident where liability is disputed. We would definitely consider installing more of Sentinel’s camera systems on further refuse and recycling vehicles for both our customers and hire fleet in the future.”

Sentinel’s surround view camera system offers drivers an enhanced view of the outside of their vehicles. It can be combined with Sentinel’s four or eight-channel DVRs, allowing for up to 30 days of footage to be recorded. Inside the vehicle, a seven-inch in-cab monitor is installed with high image clarity so that anything around the vehicle is always visible to the drivers. The cameras not only reduce the risk of any damage to the vehicle, but also lower the risks of injury to personnel.

Installing Sentinel Systems’ four-camera package and in-cab mobile recording device onto refuse vehicles also allows RVS to ensure that drivers are prepared when manoeuvring in tight areas.

RVS also chose to install Sentinel’s new LED cycle sign onto the vehicles to provide extra protection for vulnerable cyclists. The sign is a sturdy and robust design with ultra-bright LEDs giving cyclists approaching the rear of the vehicle a clear warning that the vehicle is about to turn left.

Sentinel Systems’ safety camera package can be customised to meet the individual requirements of each fleet, depending on the size and operations of each vehicle. The camera system can be created using any number of Sentinel’s systems, including forward, rear and side facing cameras for a 360° view of the vehicle’s surroundings.

Further information is available from Sentinel on 01285 771333 or by emailing sales@reversewithsafety.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.reversewithsafety.com